7 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2021

Valentine’s Day may be looking a little different this year, but we are here to help you kick the holiday up a notch! This year, the holiday falls on a weekend, so skip the same old dinner reservations and celebrate all weekend long. From virtual events to getting out to Atlanta’s favorite attractions, Valentine’s Day during a pandemic can still be a memorable and fun experience!

Whether you’re looking for time together with your sweetheart, a ladies’ night out, or even just a way to shake up your weekend, we have you covered with our list of 7 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2021.

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21st Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival | Drive-in & Virtual

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is celebrating 21 years of storytelling with through a proud tradition of entertaining audiences and fostering community dialogue!

Festival Dates
February 17th – 28th, 2021

Prioritizing the health and safety of the Festival’s loyal audience, the annual event has been reimagined to now include virtual screenings to enjoy at home! Select drive-in movies will be available alongside over 30 narrative and documentary features. Audiences will enjoy expanded conversations with filmmakers, special guests, and more!

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2021 Guide to Atlanta’s Best Farmers Markets

If you’re anything like us, we are getting ready to shake off those 2020 Blues! So when it comes to the new year in Atlanta, we can think of two things: enjoying everything fresh and getting outdoors! Grab those market bags and get ready to experience the city’s local flavors at their very best with our 2021 Guide to Atlanta’s Best Farmers Markets.

Enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning sipping hot brewed coffee as you stroll through a rainbow of organic produce, listening to live music and exploring local art. Even the kids will enjoy the variety of family-friendly options, including activity centers, baby animals, picnics, and more! 

Shopping local has never been easier, and Atlanta turns a weekly stop for food into a remarkable experience for everyone.

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Bring One for the Chipper!

Now that Christmas is over and you start to take the decorations down, you may think to yourself,  “What am I going to do with this tree?”It’s time to Bring One for the Chipper!

Event Details
January 9th, 2021

Instead of placing the tree on the curb (which will eventually end up in a landfill), bring it to one of the several “Bring One for the Chipper” tree recycling events. This annual Georgia Christmas tree recycling program has recycled almost
5 million trees.

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Top 5 Happenings to Ring in 2021 Around Atlanta

This year has looked a little different, and the holidays have been no exception! With so many changes over the past several months, it can be tricky to find a way to celebrate the New Year that we are all so eager to embrace.

We have you covered with our Top 5 Ways to Ring in the New Year Around Atlanta for 2021!

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Pirate Day at Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum invites you to set sail for an afternoon of pirate-themed adventures at Pirate Day!

Event Details
Saturday | January 23rd, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307

Grab your favorite pirate costume and get ready for a swashbuckling adventure! 

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Waldorf School of Atlanta Virtual Artist Market

Although the beloved Holiday Fair is postponed this year in the interest of everyone’s safety, the Waldorf School of Atlanta is still celebrating the season with its Virtual Artist Market! Featuring many of your favorite artisans and crafters from past Holiday Fairs, the online event is a wonderful way to give back to WSA, support local artists, and get that holiday shopping underway. 

Event Details
Through December 16th, 2020

This gifted hand-crafting community is generously donating 10% of their sales back to WSA. As in previous years, artists will sell gifts made from natural materials, including: handmade dolls, plant-dyed yarns, wooden toys, jewelry, knitted items, beeswax candles, and more!

More information on the WSA Virtual Artist Market.

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Holiday Happenings at Fernbank Museum

From indoor exhibitions to outdoor experiences – and everything in between – Fernbank Museum is bringing the jolly this season with their Holiday Happenings! Enjoy beloved pastimes or pick up a new tradition along with way with a variety of festive fun for all ages. 

Holiday Happenings Dates
November 20th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021

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Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Homes

Join Avondale Estates in the holiday spirit at the 28th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Marketplace! This year will feature a new twist on the classic tour, complete with a Tour of Lights and Online Holiday Market. 

Event Details
Sunday | December 13th, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join in the spirit of the season as everyone in town decorates with tons of sparkling lights – Even lighting up the trees on the verge! For some extra fun with the kiddos in mind, neighbors are encouraged to include Santa somewhere in their decorations so children can play “Where’s Santa?” as they ride through the city.

In addition to the homes throughout the city, between 6-8 homes will also be featured with their Over-the-Top decorations! Soak up the festive feeling of the season while exploring the decorated homes in the city, the Avondale Business District, and the plazas around town.  

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Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World

Showcasing celebrations from around the globe, the Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World fills Fernbank Museum with over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees throughout the holiday season!

Event Details
November 20th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021

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